POR Preferred room suggestions.
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In 38 days (yay) we will be in Disney. We have a preferred room in Aligator Bayou. Does every building have preferred rooms or are certain buildings preferred? Dave prefers building 14 and 15 but last time we stayed at POR we noticed that there were significantly longer lines at the bus stop by those buildings. We used the north or west depot (can't remember which) and there were always only a few people waiting. The reason we got the preferred room was because they have queen beds and I'm 6'6" and my feet hang off a full bed. The only thing we didn't like about our last room (I think it was buidling 38) was the long walk to the piņa coladas (ok the pool) and the main building.
For you POR lovers what AB buildings do you prefer (does it have preferred rooms) and why?
We are a family of 5 (so AB is the only option for us) and when I called back a few months ago the room options that were cheaper than preferred (can't remember what they call them "regular" and "garden view" maybe) did not have queens.
Based on your link #14 is the only preferred finished and none of the others will be finished by May 23rd.
Last edited by soonerprices; 04-14-2012 at 06:38 PM..
Preferred buildings in Alli Bayou are 14,15,18,27 and I am certain that is due to the proximity to the Main building and pool area (and Pina Coladas apparently ). They are more expensive but I can't remember (is it $25 per day?).
Honestly, I don't think the preferred rooms of AB are worth it (and neither are the "water views"). The preferred buildings are closer to the main building (and the SOuth Depot...main bus stop). But, as you said, that is also the busiest bus stop.
There are some buildings that are quite a distance from the main pool area but they are also close to a quiet pool and bus stops. We used to always ask for building 14, 15 or 18 but we have learned we actually like the peaceful quiet of the back buildings (27, 17...). It is hard to get a building that is close to the main pool and close to bus stops (hence, the four preferred buildings).
But, if proximity to the Pina Coladas is what you want, I would request building 39 or 26 (which are close but not "preferred") or just go with the preferred and pay the additional fee.
Enjoy! Hope you get one of the rooms with Queen beds (I think some of them have this feature...)
"Disneyland has that thing - the imagination and the feeling of happy excitement - I knew when I was a kid." --Walt Disney
Last edited by thinkpink; 04-15-2012 at 07:44 AM..
Not sure about preferred buildings but definitely try to get a corner room. There are two windows in them. Our last trip we stayed over in the mansion section in a corner room and loved it. Before we left we walked over through Alligator Bayou and were lucky enough to come across a mousekeeper who was just getting ready to clean a corner room who let us in to see it. We loved it and we will definitely be requesting one on our next trip.
1248 miles to Walt Disney World and waaaay to far away!
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